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The Animal Law & Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School is inviting applications for a full-time Clinical Instructor. The new Animal Law & Policy Clinic is part of the existing Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program, whose policy work has been cited in U.S. Congressional hearings and covered in major media outlets. The Clinic will benefit from and be able to take advantage of the experience and reputation of the Program and its personnel, and the Clinic and Program will work collaboratively toward shared goals. The Clinic will undertake work in the area of animal law and policy, both domestically and internationally. It will focus on high impact opportunities to improve the treatment of animals, which might include litigation, policy analysis, or applied academic research. During the academic year, the Clinical Instructor will supervise and assess the work of up to eight Harvard Law School students per semester, which will involve meeting regularly with students to discuss case strategy; reviewing and editing students’ written work; accompanying students to any court, legislative or administrative hearings; and providing regular feedback, both written and oral, on their performance. The Clinical Instructor will meet regularly with other teaching staff to share information and strategies, and will be expected to collaborate on and participate in initiatives of the entire Clinical Program, including orientation, trainings, and retreats. Find out more here.
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL invites applications for the full-time position of Visiting Clinical Professor or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, depending on level of experience, in the new Animal Law & Policy Clinic. This a term appointment for either one or two years, depending on the candidate’s preference. A successful visit will lead to consideration for a clinical faculty position. The Visiting Clinical Professor or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor and Clinical Instructor will work in consultation with the Faculty Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program to determine the projects that the Clinic will undertake and strategies for their execution. Through a separate search process, we are also seeking to make an appointment of a Clinical Instructor for the Clinic. Responsibilities will include supervision of the Clinical Instructor; development of proposals for clients, cases, and policy projects; the instruction of students; supervision of and responsibility for student casework; client communication; clinic administration; case management; and record keeping. Find out more here:
The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies. This is a one-year non-renewable 12-month fellowship, supporting a researcher with demonstrated expertise in animal ethics, law and public policy. While we interpret animal ethics, law and public policy broadly, and welcome applications from various disciplines that study human-animal relations including political science, law, philosophy, sociology, geography, and environmental studies, we are particularly interested in research that critically examines the moral, legal and political dimensions of how human-animal relations are governed. The recipient of the Fellowship is expected to be actively involved in the day-to-day life of the Department, to teach a University course in animal ethics, to participate in the activities of our animal studies research group (, and to help organize a workshop or conference in the field. The Fellow will work under the supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka. The 2019-20 fellowship will start on July 1, 2019. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation by that date, and must be within five years of having received their doctorate. The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship will be $40,000, which includes remuneration for teaching a half-course in animal ethics or a cognate subject. Applications are due by February 1, 2019. For more information, visit or contact Prof. Kymlicka (
Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is now accepting Visiting Fellow applications for the 2019-20 Academic Year. The deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2019. The Animal Law & Policy Visiting Fellowships provide opportunities for outstanding scholars from a range of disciplines and legal practitioners to spend from three months to one academic year undertaking research, writing, and scholarly engagement on academic projects in the field of animal law and policy. Fellows devote their time to scholarly activities in furtherance of their research agendas and to contributing to the community of the Animal Law & Policy Program. Fellows will be expected to participate in Program activities, contribute to the intellectual life of the Program, and are encouraged to organize one or more academic events related to their fellowship project. Fellows also have the opportunity to mentor students and contribute to the Animal Law & Policy Program’s broader presence. Fellows have access to a wide range of resources offered by Harvard University, are provided office space at HLS, and receive a monthly stipend in an amount consistent with other Fellowship programs at HLS. We welcome applicants with a J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., Ph.D. or other comparable degree. We also welcome applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds, including the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, provided that the applicant’s research agenda relates to animal law and policy. Applicants will be evaluated by the quality and significance of their research proposals, and by their record of academic and professional achievement.  For more information on Animal Law & Policy Visiting Fellowships and the application process, click here.
The Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) is now accepting applications for our 2019 grants. We fund academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy). Grant applications are due on or before January 31 2019. Past recipients are welcome to apply again for funding of a new endeavor or continued development of a previously funded project, although priority will be given to new grantees. You can find the grant application here. (Please make sure to read the instructions carefully.) Past grantees can be found here. If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email us at
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